Originally Posted by chadlman
hey guys! I was recently looking at some shotguns for skeet shooting, deer hunting ect.... And i finally decided to get one! BUT MY MOM HAS NEVER LIKED HUNTING AT ALL! Shes an animal lover! She was fine with me getting a gun UNTIL I ACTUALLY STARTED GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT IT AND NOW SHE SAYS SHE DOESNT WANT TO HELP ME "kill animals"! I want to get the gun for christmas and she told me that i could try to convince her to get it! SO IM GOING TO SHOW HER THIS THREAD AND ALL YOUR REPLIES ON WHY HUNTING AND GUNS CAN BE A POSITIVE AND GOOD THING!
THANKS IN ADVANCE TO ANYONE WILLING TO HELP!
PS I WILL BE SHOWING HER THIS IN A COUPLE DAYS AND ILL LET YOU GUYS KNOW THE RESULT!
Thanks guys.. Also im 16 if that plays into consideration!
want to help convince your mother? then enroll in a hunter safety class. be a responsible and ethical hunter.
hunting helps game conservation through the money that is collected from hunting permits and fees. hunters help regulate game populations through harvesting game that might otherwise starve or succumb to disease.
the money from hunting permits, gun sales, ammo, hunting clothes and many other items, help conserve game populations that would otherwise become extinct. proper and regulated hunting helps many game animals survive and flourish.
i don't hunt anymore, and haven't in many years now, andi can understand your mother's viewpoint. i don't much agree with her, simply because she is probably not eduacated about responsible and ethical hunters and what contributions they make to the sport.
it does sound like she is willing to listen to reason, so find as much facts and proof as possible to help convince her. don't just use our replies as your only source to convince her. you need to do your own homework here and show her. do some research into hunting laws and regulations. do a report on game conservation from ethical hunting practices.
another point i will make as well is this, hunting is not about killing. it's much more than just that. i have done many hunting trips that never brought any game home, but still had a very good time. it's about respecting the environment and the animal you are hunting. it's about knowing when to take a shot or let it walk.
one thing i learned from my father about hunting and he never hunted at all. if you are going to take the life of one of God's creatures, it deserves the respect of a clean kill and to not ever be wasted. respect the animal and what it gives in return.